Welcome! When you decide to become a teacher, you are taking on the tremendous responsibility and honor of teaching young people of all ages, nationalities and levels of ability how to understand and interact with our rapidly-changing modern world.
Praxis Core tests are an assessment of basic skills and are designed to measure proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, and math. The Praxis Core tests should be taken during your first year at PSU and must be passed by meeting the current scores required by the State of New Hampshire. Students must retake and pass any portion of the Praxis Core where the minimum score has not been achieved.
SAT scores: The state will also accept scores in the upper 50th percentile of the day you took the SAT exam in lieu of praxis. You only need to take the Praxis Core on the sections of the SAT you did not receive upper 50th percentile marks.
Directions for submitting the Test Evaluation Request are posted on the Praxis Core Requirement page.